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English and Mathematics teaching hailed ‘Outstanding’ in new survey

News Page 12th November 2015

Teaching of English and Mathematics both being rated outstanding.

The results, made public in the latest Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Survey, mean that the University position in terms of excellence in teacher training has been further reinforced. It is already ranked as an Outstanding provider by Ofsted. The Double Green ranking is only made to higher education institutions that are rated as outstanding in the teaching of English (including Phonics) and Mathematics in the NQT survey.

These new results mean that The University of Northampton shares its Double Green status with just three other institutions – The University of Cambridge, Northumbria University and The Institute of Education.

Government Ministers are looking very closely at university performances in the teaching of mathematics and phonics, so these results are excellent news and bode wellfor our future. Future funding for teacher training may well be based on a university’s ability to demonstrate that they are developing teachers well and can deliver outstanding mathematics and phonics training. These results prove that we are doing just that.

This is testament to the outstanding work our staff, both at the University and at our partner schools, undertake with our students.

Patrick Smith, Head of Initial Teacher Education, School of Education

Over 500 trainee teachers study at The University of Northampton each year on both postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. Recent statistics demonstrate a high proportion of those who complete their training successfully secure their first teaching post within 12 months of qualifying.

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